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Industrial Design

A total of 124 hours is required for the degree, including 71 hours in design, as follows:

Foundation 9 hours)

BDS 101 Design Thinking and Making I 3
BDS 102 Design Thinking and Making II 3
BDS 103 Drawing for Design 3

Core (15 hours)

VISC 201 Visual Communication 3
INDD 508 Materials and Processes 3
INDD 510 Human Factors in Design 3
INDD 512 Methods in Design 3
Elective 3

Major Studies (33 hours)

INDD 212 Drawing for Industrial Design 3
INDD 284 Introduction to Industrial Design Studio 3
INDD 302 Intermediate Industrial Design Studio 3
INDD 378 Problems in Industrial Design: _____ or
INDD 678 Advanced Problems in Industrial Design
9
INDD 446 Advanced Industrial Design Studio 3
INDD 448 Professional Industrial Design Studio Practices 3
INDD 555 Portfolio 3
INDD 580 Senior Industrial Design Studio 6

Professional Core (10 hours)

ADS 320 Hallmark Symposium Series (1 credit hour, 4 times) 4
ADS 530 Intra Design Problems (3) or
ADS 531 Internship (3) or
ADS 560 Topics in Design or
ADS 532 Study Abroad: _____ (3) and
3
ADS 533 Study Abroad Documentation (3) 3

College and Professional Courses (57 hours)

English: Basic requirements plus ENGL 355, ENGL 359, or ENGL 362 (3) 12
Humanities courses (H) 3
Natural sciences and/or mathematics courses (N) 3
Social sciences courses (S):
3
HA 100/HA 300 Introduction to Western Art History 3
ADS 540 History and Philosophy of Design 3
HA electives 6
Academic concentration (9 hours at the 300+ level) 9
General electives 15
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Environmental Design

A total of 124 hours is required for the degree, including 68 hours in design as follows:

Foundation (9 hours)

BDS 101 Design Thinking and Making I 3
BDS 102 Design Thinking and Making II 3
BDS 103 Drawing for Design 3

Core (15 hours)

VISC 201 Visual Communication 3
VISC 425 Environmental Graphics 3
INDD Electives (INDD 508, INDD 510, INDD 512)
3
Core/Design Electives (PHMD 101,
INDD Electives, etc.
6

Major Studies (33 hours)

ENVD 200 Fundamentals of Interior Design I
3
ENVD 212 Drawing for Environmental Design
3
ENVD 203 Materials and Sustainability
3
ENVD 304 Environmental Topics (option to
repeat for credit)
3-6
ENVD 305 Research and Programming 3
ENVD 408 Integrated Senior Problems I
3
ENVD 410 Integrated Senior Problems II & Specification
3
ENVD 413 Portfolio & Professional Practice
3
Major Integrated Studies/Topics:
ARCH 694 Home Places
ARCH 731 Architecture of Health
ARCH 515 Building Info Modeling
INDD Electives
ADS 560 Topics in Design
6-9

Professional Core (10 hours)

ADS 320 Hallmark Symposium Series (1 credit hour, 4 times) 4
Select 2 courses: ADS 531 Internship (3) or
ADS 532 Study Abroad (3) and
ADS 533 Study Abroad Documentation (3) or
other Design Elective (3)
6

Social and Cultural Context (57 hours)

English: Basic requirements plus ENGL 355, ENGL 359, or ENGL 362 (3) 12
Humanities courses (H) 3
Natural sciences and/or mathematics (N): MATH 101 3
Social science course (S): PSYC 104 3
Architecture:
 
ARCH 104 Principles of Modern Architecture (spring)
3
ARCH 531 Environmental Systems II 3
ARCH 626 Building Technology I: Construction Systems and Assemblies 3
History of Art/Architecture:  
HA 100/HA 300 Introduction to Western Art History 3
ADS 340 History and Philosophy of Design 3
ARCH 540 History of Architecture I: Ancient and Medieval Architecture 3
ARCH 541 History of Architecture II: Renaissance to Enlightenment 3
General electives 15
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Photo Media

Admission to the B.F.A. in Photo Media program is highly competitive. No more than 18 positions are available for degree-seeking photo media majors each year. Typically two students vie for every one available position. Acceptance into the Department of Design and declaring an intention to be a photo media major does not guarantee a spot in the degree-seeking B.F.A. program. Official admission into the B.F.A. program happens only after a student has passed a one-time Photo Media Review at the end of freshman year.

First-Year Photo Media Review

PHMD 101 Fundamentals of Photography is open to all students throughout the university. Photo media majors must earn a grade of C or higher in PHMD 101 to be eligible for the First-Year Photo Media Review and to move forward in the program.

The first course of the two-part foundational sequence, PHMD 201 Photography I, is offered only once per academic year during fall semester. This majors-only course is limited to 18 students. This limit is determined by faculty numbers and facility limitations and ensures the continued quality of the program.

Each spring semester, all declared photo media majors wishing to be considered for one of those 18 seats must participate in and pass a one-time First-Year Review. To qualify for the review students must have completed BDS 101 and be enrolled in BDS 102 and PHMD 101. The primary component of the review is the submission of a photographic portfolio (10-15 images) of recent work. (This should not be the same work one applied to the department with.) Each portfolio is evaluated by a faculty committee upon the following criteria: originality, treatment of form and composition, engagement with subject matter and medium, quality of ideas, technical ability, and craftsmanship. In addition to their portfolio, students are also evaluated on attendance, work habits, professionalism, participation, and GPA.

Those who pass the Photo Media Review (maximum of 18) are enrolled into PHMD 201 and at that time are officially considered degree-seeking B.F.A. candidates. They are allowed to advance to the upper-level Photo Media courses and through the degree program. Those who do not pass the First-Year Review must transfer to another major.

A total of 124 hours is required for the degree, including 62 hours in design, as follows:

Foundation (9 hours)

BDS 101 Design Thinking and Making I 3
BDS 102 Design Thinking and Making II 3
BDS 103 Drawing for Design 3

Core (15 hours)

VISC 201 Visual Communication 3
4 studio courses from core listing: Drawing Media, Human Factors, Motion Graphics, ADS 560, etc.
12

Major Studies (33 hours)

PHMD 101 Fundamentals of Photography 3
PHMD 201 Photography I 3
PHMD 202 Photography II
3
PHMD 222 Understanding Photographs
3
PHMD 402 Photo Media Seminar 3
PHMD 500 Portfolio 6
4 additional PHMD courses 300+ 12

Professional Core (10 hours)

ADS 320 Hallmark Symposium Series (1 credit hour, 4 times) 4
ADS 530 Intra Design Problems (3) or
ADS 531 Internship (3) or
ADS 532 Study Abroad: _____ (3) and
ADS 533 Study Abroad Documentation (3)
6

College and Professional Courses (57 hours)

English: Basic requirements plus ENGL 355, ENGL 359, or ENGL 362 (3) 12
Humanities (H) 3
Natural sciences and/or mathematics (N) 3
Social sciences (S) 3
HA 100/HA 300 Introduction to Western Art History 3
ADS 340/ADS 540 History and Philosophy of Design 3
HA 580 History of Photography 3
HA elective 3
Academic concentration (9 hours at the 300+ level, no design) 9
General electives 15
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Visual Communication Design

The number of students admitted in the fall is based on resources (space and number of faculty members).

Transfer Students

The department encourages all transfer students to follow the full 3-year program. Transfer students are considered for admission at the sophomore or junior level. Possible receipt of advanced-standing credit is decided by review of portfolio work representing all courses for which advanced standing is to be considered. A catalog description and syllabus for each course must accompany the portfolio. Consideration for advanced standing is based on the nature and quality of work in courses for which it is sought. Prospective transfer students must submit applications and portfolios before the spring semester before the fall for which they are seeking admission.

Admission to Junior/Senior Visual Communication Courses

To be considered for admission to upper-level courses, students must first be accepted into VISC 202 Elements of Typography and VISC 204 Principles of Visual Communication and pass a mandatory portfolio review at the end of the fall semester in which they complete VISC 202 and VISC 204. Acceptance into VISC 202 and VISC 204 is based on the cumulative grade-point average.

The department believes that a qualified admission policy contributes naturally to the excellence of the program and the quality of its graduates. For this reason and because of space and staffing constraints, faculty members admit up to 50 students in the fall semester. VISC 202 and VISC 204 are offered only in the fall. In addition to academic considerations (cumulative grade-point average thresholds must be met, and students must have grades of C in both VISC 202 and VISC 204 to continue in Visual Communication), admission is based on a portfolio review of all work produced in VISC 202 Elements of Typography and VISC 204 Principles of Visual Communication.

Visual Communication Design Track

A total of 124 credit hours is required for the degree, including 69 hours in design courses, as follows:

Foundation (9 hours)

BDS 101 Design Thinking and Making I 3
BDS 102 Design Thinking and Making II 3
BDS 103 Drawing for Design 3

Core (15 hours)

PHMD 101 Fundamentals of Photography (3) or
PHMD 210 Understanding Photographs (3) or
Photo Media Elective (3)
3
4 studio courses from core listing 12

Major Studies (34 hours)

VISC 202 Elements of Typography 3
VISC 204 Principles of Visual Communication 3
VISC 302 Typographic Systems 3
VISC 304 Designing Understanding 3
VISC 402 Designer as Author 3
VISC 404 Designing for Social Interactions 4
VISC 414 Publication and Editorial 4
VISC 520 Designing for Change 4
VISC 525 Senior Problems 4
VISC 530 Portfolio 3

Professional Core (10 hours)

ADS 320 Hallmark Symposium Series (4 credit hour, 5 times) 4
ADS 530 Intra Design Problems (3) or
ADS 531 Internship (3) or
ADS 532 Study Abroad: _____ (3) and
ADS 533 Study Abroad Documention (3)
6

College and Professional Courses (57 hours)

English: Basic requirements plus ENGL 355, ENGL 359, or ENGL 362 (3) 12
Humanities courses (H) 3
Natural sciences and/or mathematics (N) 3
Social sciences courses (S) 3
HA 100/HA 300 Introduction to Western Art History 3
ADS 340/ADS 540 History and Philosophy of Design 3
HA electives 6
Academic concentration (9 hours at the 300+ level, no design) 9
General electives 15
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Illustration and Animation

The number of students admitted in the fall is based on resources (space and number of faculty members).

A total of 124 credit hours is required for the degree, including 69 hours in art and design courses, as follows:

Foundation (9 hours)

BDS 101 Design Thinking and Making I 3
BDS 102 Design Thinking and Making II 3
BDS 103 Drawing for Design or
ART 101 Drawing I
3

Core (15 hours)

VISC 201 Visual Communication 3
PHMD 101 Fundamentals of Photography (3) or
PHMD 210 Understanding Photographs (3) or
other PHMD Elective
3
DRWG 213 Life Drawing I 3
DRWG 314 Life Drawing II 3
PNTG 263 Painting I 3

Major Studies (33 hours)

ILLU 205 Drawing Media I 3
ILLU 305 Image Making 3
ILLU 315 Introduction to Illustration 3
ILLU 405 Drawing Media II 3
ILLU 415 Illustration Concepts 3
ILLU 425 Concept Art 3
ILLU 435 Sequential and Narrative Illustration 4
ILLU 445 Advanced Concept Art 3
ILLU 525 Animation 4
ILLU 535 Promotion and Marketing for Illustration 4

Professional Core (10 hours)

ADS 320 Hallmark Symposium Series (1 credit hour, 4 times) 4

ADS 530 Intra Design Problems (3) or
ADS 531 Internship (3) or
ADS 532 Study Abroad: _____ (3) and
ADS 533 Study Abroad Documentation (3) or
ADS 560 Topics in Design: _____ (3)

6

College and Professional Courses (57 hours)

English 12
Humanities courses (H) 3
Natural sciences and/or mathematics courses (N) 3
Social sciences courses (S) 3
HA 100/HA 300 Introduction to Western Art History 3
ADS 340/ADS 540 History and Philosophy of Design 3
HA electives 6
Academic concentration (9 hours at 300+ level, no Design) 9
General electives 15
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